New US ambassador to Luxembourg Randy Evans has presented his credentials to Grand Duke Henri.
Some 18 months after the departure of his predecessor David McKean, James Randolph Evans has officially taken up his post as the ambassador of the United States of America to Luxembourg. Evans, who prefers the name Randy, is a lawyer from Atlanta, Georgia, formally presented his credentials to Grand Duke Henri on Tuesday afternoon.
“Serving as Ambassador to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a great honor. Luxembourg is a beautiful country. My wife, Linda, and I are looking forward to our time here and getting to know the Luxembourgish people," the ambassador said. "I am ready to get to work to continue to support the wonderful relationship that exists between our two countries and to work together to strengthen and develop even better relationships than ever before.”
Evans was nominated to the post by president Donald Trump in September 2017, but his confirmation by the senate was delayed and the nomination expired at the end of the year. He was renominated in January.
Evans has worked as advisor to several Republic politicians, including former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. He also served as general counsel to the Republication Party of Georgia and was a member of the Republican National Committee.